Saturday, 31 October 2015

Difference - Medium - Channeller

Do spirits not care about our world and what happens here? Are spirits helpless to do anything about the injustices and suffering they see here on the earth plane?

Those who have physically died continue to live eternally in the spirit realms and are extremely interested in what happens here in the physical world. They are waiting patiently to be contacted by mediums who can deliver messages of wisdom. 

Mediums generally bring ‘proof of spirit survival’ changing a person from a non-believer in life-after-death to a believer.

In ancient times, 'proof of survival' mediumship did not exist. It did not need to. Everyone believed in the afterlife because they were closer to the subtle realms than we are in the busy world of the 21st century.

Jane Burvill's Pumpkin Soup Recipe

Serves 6
approx 1 kg/2lb 4oz pumpkin;
40g or 1.5 oz butter or margarine;
1 thinly sliced onion;
1 crushed garlic clove;
900 ml or 1 pint of vegetable stock;
salt and pepper;
1/2 tsp ground ginger;
1 tbsp lemon juice;
3-4 thinly pared strips of orange rind;
1-2 bay leaves or 1 bouquet garni;
300 ml or 1.5 pints milk
TO GARNISH: 4-6 tbsp single or double cream, natural yogurt or fromage frais; snipped fresh chives

1. Peel the pumpkin, remove the seeds and then cut the flesh into 2.5 cm or 1 inch cubes. 2. Melt the butter or margarine in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and fry over a low heat until soft but not coloured.
3. Add the pumpkin and toss with the onion and garlic for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the stock and bring to the boil over a medium heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper and add the ground ginger and lemon juice, the strips of orange rind, if using, and the bay leaves or bouquet garni.
5. Cover the pan and gently simmer the soup over a low heat for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin is tender.
6. Discard the orange rind, if using, and the bay leaves or bouquet garni. Cool the soup slightly, then press through a sieve with the back of a spoon, or place in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour into a clean saucepan.
7. Add the milk and reheat gently. Adjust the seasoning. Garnish with a swirl of cream, natural yogurt or fromage frais and snipped chives, and serve.

Ghosts From the Past

In the days of ancient Greece, crossroads were dedicated to Hecate, Goddess of the Underworld, who was said to have 3 faces, each to observe the three ways of the crossroads. Representations of her as a pole with 3 masks were placed where 3 roads met and cakes with candles were left so the ghosts that followed her would be fed and not haunt the living. Diana, Roman Goddess of the Witches was also Goddess of the Crossroads and a small altar was placed there for the protection for travellers who left gifts in return for good luck. In India, Rudra, the God of the Crossroads also ruled ghosts and evil powers, in Africa, Elegua opened and closed all paths and carried a forked stick made of the guava tree. In Russia, vampires were said to lurk at crossroads, in Sweden witches were reported to dance at the crossroads in order to summon the devil.   

The History of Hauntings!

The historian, Tacitus documents an early haunting that occurred 2000 years ago. It happened to the philosopher, Athenodorus, who bought a house and discovered, one evening whilst at work, a ghost shaking chains at him. Dismissing the spectre to return to his work, the ghost eagerly beckoned the philosopher into the courtyard where he vanished. Marking the spot where the spectre stood, Athenodorus dug into the ground and discovered the corpse of a man in chains. The philosopher carefully separated the bones from the chains and conducted a dignified burial. The ghost was seen no more.

Haunted London

48 Doughty Street to 13 Portsmouth Street WC2: When he was 27 years old, Charles Dickens, moved into this imposing house in 1837 with his new wife, Catherine. They lived here for three years during which time his sister-in-law, Mary Hogarth died here. Mary was the inspiration for the character of Little Nell, who worked in the little 'odds and ends' shop in his tragic novel, The Old Curiosity Shop. The concerned ghost of Charles Dickens, wearing top hat and tails, has been seen rushing along this route.
University College Hospital Gower Street NW1: The first operation with the use of a general anaesthetic was performed at this hospital in 1846 when a leg was amputated in just thirty seconds. In 1890, a young nurse, Lizzie Church, attended the bedside of her lover who was a patient here. She accidentally administered an overdose of morphine and he died. It is said she committed suicide in remorse and her ghost is seen to this day by hospital staff when morphine is administered to patients.
Lincoln's Inn Fields off High Holborn WC2: This is the largest public square in London and was one of the major sites of public executions that were carried out in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In1586, Anthony Babington was hung, drawn and quartered for his part in a plot to remove Queen Elizabeth I from the throne of England and replace her with Mary, Queen of Scots. His ghost roams the grounds.